Macclesfield Town captain Nathan Cameron insists the team will look to put things right against Crewe next weekend after a disappointing 3-1 defeat at Mansfield on Saturday.
The skipper admitted that he was not happy with the teams defending at times during Saturday’s defeat; but he also conceded that fine margins made a difference in a frustrating afternoon at the One Call Stadium.
“I think it was a lot tighter [than the score line suggested]. It was decided in both boxes, which of course most games are, but I didn’t think we defended as well as we should have, especially from set pieces and that’s what cost us today.
“The boys have had it out in there and we have talked about it and there have been a lot of things exchanged, but we have got to be better than that.
“We know we’re better than that, we haven’t conceded a lot since I’ve been here from set pieces so we are very disappointed and we have had some good chances, but we shouldn’t have to score 3 or 4 goals away from home to win a game.
“We should have taken a point from what happened outside of the two boxes, but like I said, the game is decided in both boxes.”
Scott Wilson came close to putting us ahead just before half time when his shot rebounded back off the post and some glorious second half chances went begging before Mansfield stamped their control on proceedings as the second half progressed.
“That’s the fine margins in football.
“If we go 2-1 up and maybe nick a chance in the second half and made it 3-1, I don’t know if they come back from that; but that’s what happens when you’re down there, things go against you and you have to keep working hard.”
“I thought we played some decent stuff at times and when we’ve been at home, we have been strong.”
Nathan was quick to point out that the defensive lapses were out of character for the Silkmen of late; and looked forward to Crewe at the Moss Rose next Saturday as the ideal opportunity to put things right.
“Since the gaffer has come in, he wants us to play, and [the next game] is the perfect chance to put it right.”
Despite the negatives from Saturday, Nathan wanted to thank the fans for your continued support and urged you all to continue to be behind the team as we enter the business end of the campaign.
“The fans were brilliant, they always are, they always give us support no matter what the score is or how we are playing but I just want to thank them for coming and hopefully they can keep supporting us because we need it.”